Solar Accounts for 15% of Installed Power Capacity in 2022; Coal Drops Below 50%

Solar Accounts for 15% of Installed Power Capacity in 2022; Coal Drops Below 50%

At the end of the calendar year (CY) 2022, India's renewable energy capacity, including large hydroelectric projects, made up 40.75% of the country's cumulative power capacity, with 166.9 GW, according ...
Daily News Wrap-Up REC India Commits ₹10 Billion for Renewable Projects in MP

Daily News Wrap-Up: REC India Commits ₹10 Billion for Renewable Projects in MP

Here are some noteworthy cleantech developments from around the world: REC India, a central public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Power, signed a memorandum of understanding with Rewa Ultra ...
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IIT Researchers Say Organic Solar Cell Turns Steel Roof into a Power Source

IIT Researchers Say Organic Solar Cell Turns Steel Roof into a Power Source

Researchers at IIT Kanpur said they have developed organic solar cells consisting of a combination of an organic polymer and PCBM --- an organic semiconductor --- on steel substrates that can ...
/ / Solar, Technology
NTPC’s Subsidiary Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects Below 10 MW

NTPC’s Subsidiary Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects Below 10 MW

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids to select engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to develop rooftop solar projects below 10 ...
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Maharashtra Regulator Allows Procurement of 500 MW of Round-the-Clock Power

Maharashtra Regulator Allows Procurement of 500 MW of Round-the-Clock Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai-Distribution to buy 250 MW of renewable energy on a round-the-clock basis from grid-connected projects through competitive bidding. The approval ...
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25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables Ministry of Power

25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has proposed that any coal-based thermal generation station coming up after April 1, 2024, must either install or procure renewable energy equivalent to 25% of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewables Purchase Targets Set By State Regulator Binding on Captive Generators - KERC

Renewables Purchase Targets Set By State Regulator Binding on Captive Generators – KERC

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently directed a captive power generator to comply with the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets per the provisions of the ‘Procurement of Energy from ...
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Clean Energy Supply Must Double Until 2029 to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees: WMO

Clean Energy Supply Must Double Until 2029 to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees: WMO

The supply of power from renewable energy sources must double until 2029 to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius under the Paris Climate Accord, the 2022 State ...
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Thermal Projects Bundled with Renewables can Dispatch Power Without Agreement

Thermal Projects Bundled with Renewables Can Dispatch Power Without Agreement

Thermal and hydropower projects with standalone or renewable energy projects with Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) can be set up anywhere and dispatched to any generating station without any additional ...
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Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for competitive procurement of renewable power by thermal and hydropower generators under the Generation Flexibility Program. The program intends to allow flexibility ...
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.9% and a peak surplus of 3.4% for the year 2022-23, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
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India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 6.4% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for the year 2021-22, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
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India Needs 38 GW of 4-Hour Battery Storage to Integrate 450 GW of Renewables by 2030: Study

India Needs 38 GW of 4-Hour Battery Storage to Integrate 450 GW of Renewables by 2030: Study

In a joint study, Finnish power conglomerate Wartsila and consulting firm KPMG have said that supply-side flexibility is needed at the pan-India level to integrate 450 GW of renewables by 2030 efficiently ...
Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued revised guidelines for thermal power generation companies to either set up renewable energy generation capacities ...
Lowest Tariff of ₹3.01/KWh Discovered in SECI's 2.5 GW Round-the-Clock Auction

Tariff of ₹3.01/KWh Wins 2.5 GW Round-the-Clock Renewables Bundled with Thermal Auction

Hindustan Thermal Projects, Greenko Energies, ReNew Samir Urja (SPV of ReNew Power), Power Mech Projects, and JSW New Energy were declared winners in the Solar Energy Corporation of India's (SECI) ...
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Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC), in a recent order, approved six power sale agreements (PSAs) dated June 18, 2016, between state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and NTPC for 400 ...
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Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of Adani Electricity Mumbai and allowed it to initiate the process to procure power up to 500 ...
Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak power demand reached an all-time high of over 200 GW on July 7, 2021, said R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister, on Twitter. It surpassed the previous all-time high of ...
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No New Coal-Fired Projects for Tata Power as it Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

No New Coal-Fired Projects for Tata Power as it Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Indian power utility Tata Power aims to phase out its coal-based capacity and enhance its clean and green capacity to around 80% by 2030 from its current green portfolio of 31% ...
Solar's Share in India's Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

India's installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 141.4 GW, accounting for a share of 36.94% in the overall power mix at the end of Q1 2021, ...
CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order approving tariffs ranging between ₹3.15 (~$0.043)/kWh and ₹5.19 (~$0.071)/kWh for 3 GW of solar projects bundled with thermal power under ...
Bids Invited to Set Up a 5 MW Floating Solar Project at a Thermal Power Station

Bids Invited to Set Up a 5 MW Floating Solar Project at a Thermal Power Station

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has invited bids for setting up a 5 MW grid-connected floating solar power project at the Santhaldih Thermal Power Station in Purulia ...
Assam Floats Tender for 25 MW of Solar Projects at Namrup Thermal Power Station

Assam Floats Tender for 25 MW of Solar Projects at Namrup Thermal Power Station

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has floated a tender for 25 MW of grid-connected solar projects at the Namrup Thermal Power Station. Bidders must make an earnest money ...
India’s Renewable Power Installations Reached 138 GW at the End of 2020

India’s Renewable Power Installations Reached 138 GW at the End of 2020

The overall share of renewable energy (including large hydro projects) in the country’s installed power capacity mix stood at 138.27 GW, with a total share of 36.7% at the end ...